|Schistosomiasis - Wellcome Library|
An estimated 200 million people and many more domestic animals throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world suffer from the parasitic disease schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia), while more than 400 million others are at risk of infection. With the aid of cinemicrography, electron micrographs and graphics, this video gives a highly detailed account of each stage in the life-cycle of 'Schistosoma mansoni', one of the five principal species of schistosome and shows how certain characterist...
Keywords: Schistosomicides; Schistosoma mansoni; Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Parasites; Tropical diseases; Infectious diseases; Medical sciences; Schistosomicides; Schistosoma mansoni; Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control; Tropical Medicine; Parasites; Tropical medicine
|On leprosy - Wellcome Library|
The Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, contains many rare and beautiful books, some of them very fragile. One of them, Om Spedalskhed (On Leprosy), by D.C. Danielssen and C.W. Boeck, published in Bergen, Norway, in 1847, contains a series of superb coloured plates of the clinical pathology of leprosy as seen in patients in the leper hospital, Bergen. This video presents a selection of these plates to demonstrate the potential of videotape for making rare and f...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Leprosy -- pathology; History of Medicine; Leprosy; Medical sciences; Leprosy; Infectious diseases; Tropical diseases; Tropical Medicine; Leprosy -- pathology; History of Medicine; Leprosy; History of medicine
|Mosquitoes and malaria - Wellcome Library|
This video demonstrates both the classical dissection technique (demonstrated here by Mr. P.G. Shute and Dr. R.S. Bray in Wellcome-made archive film from 1953) and the modern enzyme-linked immunosorbent method (ELISA) for detecting malaria sporozoites and oocysts in female Anopheles mosquitoes. Although modern immunological techniques are more rapid and efficient, dissection under the microscope is still important in areas where modern methods are not readily available...
Keywords: Malaria; Plasmodium -- isolation & purification; Culicidae; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Medical sciences; Malaria; Infectious diseases; Tropical diseases; Malaria; Plasmodium -- isolation & purification; Culicidae; Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay; Tropical medicine